TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
Universities are centers of knowledge and incubators for great ideas, a perfect match for TEDx events.
TEDxAUEB was an initiative of the students
in Athens University of Economics and Business for the creation of the first TEDxUniversity in Greece in 2013. After the first successful event, TEDxAUEB has the leadership role in organizing greek TEDxUniveristies and preparing the next annual event in 2014.
This is an event that will give the opportunity to the whole academic society to be part of the creation of an innovative conference of global reach. Moreover, they will get the chance for the second time to interact, communicate their passion for change and empower the community. The TEDx stories will become a great source of inspiration on subjects like Entrepreneurship, Society and Art.